July 15, 2013
I spend the weekend creating my first Internet Movie in six months! "Cloudscaping Too" a "sequel" to the 2008 internet movie "Cloudscaping". In up to full 1080p HD, 4min. 30sec. long.
I planned this particular video last summer and first announced my intent to make the vid in August 2012. The title card above was presented in a blogpost on Oct. 12, 2012. As with the first 'Cloudscaping' video, this one is simply 'a series of images of clouds, set to music.' The music I used is an electronic piece titled "Moon in the Water" by Dent, who blogged on Xanga as @relic47. I don't think he blogs here anymore. I supply a link to his website in the video credits.
I always compare finishing a MikeVideo to giving birth. These little movies are my babies, and this one joins almost 100 others which I display on my YouTube channel. Most of the images were taken between 2010 and 2013. Preliminary editing began before my ongoing computer troubles. The last problem seems to have been fixed, so editing was pretty much nonstop from Friday evening until last night, when I finally hit the "render" button on my Sony Vegas video editing program.
There are three "moon segments" included in this video. The footage at the end, with wispy clouds hovering over the moonscape, was shot with the camera mounted on a tripod. The footage under the credit sequence was shot handheld and zoomed, and the present video camera I use does not have image stabilization. So I spent a good deal of time, almost adjusting the image frame by frame to a grid, in order to eliminate the shake. It's still there, but not as pronounced as it came out of the camera. It took a good six hours time to "edit" these few seconds of video under the credit sequence.